“Hermione finds a way to wield her intelligence and become really the leader in this group of two other boys and that’s kind of the role that she assumes,” she added, reflecting on the exact impact she had on young girls.
“Harry is much more intuitive. Ron is just along for the ride. Hermione is the one with the plan. She’s in control.”
As Ronald Weasley would say, “We wouldn’t last two days without her.”
However, Hermione wouldn’t leave her friends behind for anything: “What is so fundamentally beautiful about Hermione is her loyalty to that group of friends. She’s really the glue that keeps that trio together. It’s fundamental, and the boys knew it, and they really treat her as if they know that.”
Emma Watson got super emotional while watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
The 26-year-old actress explained that seeing Noma Dumezweni portray Hermione in the play brought her to tears.
“It was so strange. It was so emotional seeing Noma’s performance in a way that I had not anticipated at all. I went to the play…and she walked in the room and I just spontaneously burst into tears,” she explained to EW.
Emma added, “I had played that character so intensely up until that point, that to know that Hermione was going to be okay — I know it sounds crazy — but to know that everything turned out all right and everything in the world was okay, that there was someone else carrying her on and carrying her forward…it was just such a relief.”
Pictured inside: Emma making her way through a Eurostar station on Tuesday (February 21) in London, England.
Emma Watson has been hard at work for the past year on her activism work, but she doesn’t think she’s quite ready to write a book about her work as a feminist.
The 26-year-old Beauty and the Beast actress is on the cover of Elle UK‘s March 2017 issue. Here is what she had to share:
On taking a year off from acting to concentrate on activism: “It wasn’t about me necessarily proving anything…I was just thinking that I have this year to myself, so let’s see what we can do to ‘move the needle’ and make a difference.”
On dealing with her critics: “It really toughened me up…There is a level of criticism that comes with being an actress and a public figure, which I expect, but once you take a stance on something like feminism, that’s a completely different ball game.”
One of the most iconic moments from the animated movie Beauty and the Beast is when the townspeople sing out “Bonjour! Bonjour! Bonjour, bonjour, bonjour!” in the first musical number and you can watch it come to life right now!
A clip of Emma Watson and the townspeople singing “Belle” in the live-action remake has been released ahead of the movie hitting theaters on March 17.
Emma is seen singing Belle’s line, “There goes the baker with his tray like always, the same old bread and rolls to sell. Ev’ry morning just the same, since the morning that we came, to this poor provincial town.”
Belle then shares a moment with the baker and you might notice that some of the dialogue between the two characters has been changed from the animated film. In the original film she says the book she just finished is about “a beanstalk and an ogre,” but in the live-action remake she says, “it’s about two lovers in fair Verona,” in reference to Romeo and Juliet.
Emma Watson knows exactly why Belle chose the Beast over Gaston, and we’re pretty sure anyone and everyone will agree with her on why.
The British actress stars in the upcoming Beauty and the Beast movie, out in theaters in less than a month on March 17th.
“I think she can see in Beast that there’s someone who has been fundamentally good who has been damaged and who just needs rehabilitating,” she shared in her interview with Entertainment Weekly. “He is just in need of love, whereas Gaston is someone who has had nothing but love and admiration and easiness, and because he’s never suffered, he doesn’t have any empathy.”
“He’s [Gaston] essentially a narcissist, and it’s very difficult to intervene in that. He’s about building himself up while pushing others down. With Beast, you can tell he’s being unkind because he’s unkind to himself.”
Check out all the pics, so far, from the live action Beauty and the Beast movie below!
We’re less than a month away from the release of Beauty and the Beast and Emma Watson just kicked off the press tour with her leading men!
The 26-year-old actress attended a photo call for the movie alongside her co-stars Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad on Monday (February 20) at the Hotel Meurice in Paris, France.
Emma just started a brand new Instagram account to document her travels around the globe to promote the live-action remake of the Disney animated musical.
“About to set off on day one of the @beautyandthebeast press tour with Team Watson… Hello Paris! Bonjour! I’ve started a new Instagram called @the_press_tour so you can follow our journey. I hope you enjoy seeing what goes on behind the scenes. It takes a village! Love, Emma,” she said.
Emma Watson has been a champion for changing Belle little by little for the upcoming Beauty and the Beast.
The actress didn’t wear a corset, and Belle was turned into an inventor for the film, and now Emma is opening up about one of the underlying messages of the film – Stockholm Syndrome.
Even when it was just an animated feature for children, the film was being talked about for that reason alone.
If you don’t know Stockholm Syndrome is a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological bond with their captors, developing feelings of trust or affection.
“It’s such a good question and it’s something I really grappled with at the beginning; the kind of Stockholm Syndrome question about this story,” Emma shared in her new interview with EW.
She adds, “That’s where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor. Belle actively argues and disagrees with [Beast] constantly. She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome because she keeps her independence, she keeps that freedom of thought.”
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The actress opened up about agreeing to portray Belle in the mag’s Beauty and the Beast preview issue, on newsstands tomorrow (February 17)!
Here’s what she had to say:
On Belle’s superpower: “What’s so beautiful about this story as a whole is this idea that Belle is able to see past these extraneous, external, superficial qualities of Beast. She is able to see deeper, and that’s one of her special powers. It is her superpower: empathy.”
Also in the issue, Emma reveals what struggles she sees today for women and girls, as well as the movie that made her decide to not quit acting. EW also looks into how the Beauty and the Beast design team crafted the Beast’s ballroom.